What are the differences between Amazon S3 and SugarSync?

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Let us understand the concepts of Amazon S3 and SugarSync before learning the differences between them.

Amazon S3

It is a database service offered by the Amazon Company as a repository for the internet. It provides quick access to data objects along with their storage along with security, performance reliability and at economical prices. S3 is a Simple Storage Service.

Features

The features of Amazon S3 are as follows −

  • In order to access S3 Storage you need to have an AWS account.

  • It offers a pay per use model where you need to pay for only the storage space which you have actually used.

  • It can be used to store many kinds of data objects like text files, excel csv files along with images and snapshots (backup copies) of the data volumes.

  • You may use it for recovering data quickly and reliably in case of application failures.

Advantages

The advantages of Amazon S3 are as follows −

  • Extensive documentation

  • Offering SDKs for many programming languages

  • Stability and peace of mind

  • Reasonable prices

  • Different storage classes for each necessity

  • High durability

  • Amazon S3 can easily integrate with other AWS products

  • It is going to offer many regions to store your data

  • Allows simple server-side encryption

  • new users can receive 5 GB free storage every month during the first year

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Amazon S3 are as follows −

  • They require the AWS Support Plan that billed separately

  • Downloading data it’s a bit expensive

  • It requires configuring additional AWS services like IAM

  • It has a complex pricing schema

The different storage classes that Amazon S3 offers are as follows

  • S3 Standard
  • S3 Standard-IA and S3 One Zone-IA
  • S3 Glacier

SugarSync

It is one of the longest-running cloud back-up services around started in year 2004. It is a convenient way to back up, sync, and access files from anywhere, anytime. It is one of the simplest file syncing services we have ever seen.

It can sync and securely access our files from the cloud in seconds. It can also save, view, and edit our documents across multiple devices and can manage and share our files the way we want.

Features

The features of SugarSync are as follows −

  • In SugarSync we can safely access and share our files and folders from anywhere.

  • Multi-Folder Syncing

  • Online Backup

  • Sync Any Device

  • File Sharing with Anyone

  • Security & Protection

  • Easy Restoration

  • Mobile Apps

Advantages

The advantages of SugarSync are as follows −

  • Speed

  • Automatic backup

  • Reliability

  • Sync files

  • Share files and folders

  • Stability

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of SugarSync are as follows −

  • Non-existent customer support

  • Duplicate folder

  • After 30 days free version no longer exists

  • Price is too high

  • Resources decreases

Differences

The major differences between SugarSync and Amazon S3 are as follows −

SugarSyncAmazon S3
It was launched by J2Global in the year 2009
Amazon S3 was launched by Amazon in the year 2006.
It does not offer free storage space.
Amazon S3 offers free storage space.
The maximum storage capacity of SugarSync is 60 GB.
Amazon S3 provides unlimited maximum storage space.
SugarSync file size unlimited.
The maximum file size of Amazon S3 is 5GB per file.
SugarSync supports file versioning.
Amazon S3 also supports file versioning.
SugarSync has a band-width limit of 10 GB for free and 250 GB for paid.
Amazon S3 has a band-width limit.
SugarSync developer API is REST.
Amazon S3 developer API is REST and SOAP.
SugarSync does not require credit card details for free service.
Amazon S3 requires credit-card details for free service.
raja
Updated on 23-Mar-2022 07:48:39

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